NFC East Notes: Cole Beasley, Cowboys, Eagles


Cole Beasley

Regarding Cowboys WR Cole Beasley suggesting that the team’s front office dictates which receivers get passes, executive Stephen Jones said that is “certainly not at all the case.

I would hope that’s just his frustration but certainly not at all the case,” Jones said, via Kevin Patra of “We don’t get involved in that. The only thing we ever do is decide if we’re going to pay players a lot of money. Or if we’re going to trade for players and give up big picks. We certainly hope that they would be involved if we’re going to do things like that; that there’s a reason that we’re doing it they’re going to be involved.”

Jones added that the Cowboys “would never” tell QB Dak Prescott who to pass to and that Beasley was “always involved” in their offense.

But we would never dictate where balls go or things of that nature. In terms of the game plan and getting involved with what our coaching does to get ready to play the ball game. And certainly of all people, Cole is always involved in getting balls and getting catches. He’s been just an integral part of what we’re about. Certainly, he’s made a lot of big catches and key catches in games that we’ve won.


  • Tony Pauline of reports that the Cowboys are expected to target a pass rusher in free agency or the draft this offseason.
  • According to Pauline, word around the Senior Bowl is that Dallas has “tired” on DE Randy Gregory, who is in the final year of his contract.
  • Pauline mentions that it’s possible the Cowboys could put a package together and trade up in the draft for an edge rusher if they don’t address the position in this year’s draft.


  • Jimmy Kempski of Philly Voice writes that “there is no way in hell” the Eagles will keep DT Timmy Jernigan and his $13 million cap hit for the 2019 season. However, Kempski does mention that it’s still possible Jernigan could return to Philadelphia if he’s willing to take a “significant” pay cut.
  • Kempski also expects the Eagles to move on from veteran DT Haloti Ngata after one season with the team.
  • At defensive end, Kempski expects Brandon Graham to get a lucrative offer from another team in free agency and move on.

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